RELEASE: Rep. Hill Awards Golden Fleece to Department of Education for Loan Miscalculation at the Expense of the American Taxpayer

| Posted in Golden Fleece Award

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. French Hill (AR-02) named the Department of Education as the latest recipient of his Golden Fleece Award due to the agency’s gross miscalculations of the William D. Ford Direct Loan program, at the expense of the federal government and the American taxpayer. “Since the establishment of the federal Direct Loan program, the Department of Education has continuously…

RELEASE: Rep. Hill Awards Golden Fleece to Department of Health and Human Services for Distribution of Nearly Expired COVID-19 Tests

| Posted in Golden Fleece Award

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. French Hill (AR-02) named the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the latest recipient of his Golden Fleece Award for the agency’s reckless distribution of nearly expired COVID-19 at-home rapid tests to the American people. “When the covidtests.gov program was created, the goal was to provide Americans with reliable, at-home COVID-19 rapid tests for…

RELEASE: Rep. Hill Awards Golden Fleece Award to Department of Labor for Not Stopping Unemployment Insurance Cheats

| Posted in Golden Fleece Award

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. French Hill (AR-02) named the Department of Labor (DOL) the latest recipient of his Golden Fleece Award for the agency’s lack of proper oversight regarding fraudulent unemployment insurance payments made during the COVID-19 pandemic. “While millions across the nation suffered economic hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic, cheats siphoned off some $163 billion –…

Rep. Hill Awards Golden Fleece to Health and Human Services for Raiding COVID-19 Funding to Cover Cost of Border Crisis

| Posted in Golden Fleece Award

Rep. Hill Awards Golden Fleece to Health and Human Services for Raiding COVID-19 Funding to Cover Cost of Border Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. French Hill (AR-02) named the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the latest recipient of his Golden Fleece Award for transferring over $2 billion in dedicated funding for COVID-19 measures to cover the cost of the crisis at…

RELEASE: Rep. Hill Awards Golden Fleece to National Science Foundation for Lack of Oversight

| Posted in Golden Fleece Award
Golden Fleece NSF

Rep. Hill Awards Golden Fleece to National Science Foundation for Lack of Oversight WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. French Hill (AR-02) named the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the latest recipient of his Golden Fleece Award for its poor lack of proper oversight for grants and delays in implementing cost saving regulations at several universities across the nation. “The NSF has $6.5…

HILL AWARDS GOLDEN FLEECE TO FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION FOR DELAYED RELEASE OF BROADBAND MAPS

| Posted in Golden Fleece Award
September 2021 Golden Fleece FCC

Washington, D.C. - Rep. French Hill (AR-02) named the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the latest recipient of his Golden Fleece Award for its delayed release of broadband maps. "In March 2020, Arkansans were told that the FCC could 'radically improve' their broadband maps within a couple of months but here we are, eighteen months later, being told that we have another…

Hill Awards Golden Fleece to FDA for Charging Burdensome Fees to Small Businesses During a Pandemic

| Posted in Golden Fleece Award

Little Rock, Ark. – Rep. French Hill (AR-02) named the Food and Drug Administration as the latest recipient of the Golden Fleece Award for charging distilleries $14,060 in fees for producing hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic. “America’s distilleries stepped up to produce hand sanitizer when it was in short supply at the start of the pandemic, quickly realigning…

Hill Awards Golden Fleece Award to the Department of Commerce for Mishandling Tariff Exclusion Requests

| Posted in Golden Fleece Award

Rep. French Hill (AR-02) named the Department of Commerce as the latest recipient of the Golden Fleece Award for not giving American businesses a meaningful opportunity to appeal burdensome tariffs. According to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, the Department of Commerce rejected 19,000 exclusion requests due to…

Hill Awards Golden Fleece to Internal Revenue Service for Poor Management of Economic Impact Payments

| Posted in Golden Fleece Award

WASHINGTON D.C. — Rep. French Hill (AR-02) named the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as the latest recipient of the Golden Fleece Award for sending CARES Act Economic Impact Payments to foreign workers living in the United States and $1.4 billion to the deceased. "My office has dozens of cases open with the IRS for central Arkansans that have still not received their Economic Impact…

Hill Awards Golden Fleece to State Department for Suspending the Processing of All Passport Applications

| Posted in Golden Fleece Award

WASHINGTON D.C. — Rep. French Hill (AR-02) named the State Department as the latest recipient of the Golden Fleece Award for needlessly delaying more than 1.6 million passport applications. "While the State Department was quick to respond to the coronavirus’ outbreak at the beginning of the year, it made the wrong decision to…

Keep In Touch

Please sign up below to receive my weekly newsletter and get the latest news and updates directly to your inbox.